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How can I find a good church to attend?

Several days ago in a conversation, a friend of mine asked the question, “Randy how can  a person, who has never attend church, find a good church?  I began to tell him, how I would go about finding a good church. Then he said those that have never been to church, how is it possible to find a good church to attend. I then began to tell him that I believe that the Spirit of God will direction them to the church where he should attend. When we look at the way that we are directed to salvation, I know he can lead us to the right church. However I began to ponder those words and realized that we also don’t always listen to the Spirit of God. We have a habit of doing what feels good to us or follow our friends to where they attend church. Then the question began to form in my mind and spirit, “How can a person who has never attend church assure himself that he will be attending a good church.” I search and found an article on this subject on  gotGuestions?org. Remember one things there are no perfect churches out there, to attend These are but a few insights to finding a good church, there are many more. But maybe this article can help you, in your search.

What is being preached? The Bible is clear that we should only listen to those who preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:6

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Make sure the church you attend follows the Bible teachings of Jesus, not adding anything that may head you in the wrong direction.

Is the church a place of fellowship and community?

Acts 2:42

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Is the church focused on reaching out to others, outside the church, with the message of the gospel and practical service?

Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you  always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Can I grow into  a mature Christian attending this church?

2 Timothy2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, right dividing the word of truth.

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